Erma A. Snyder
Erma Ardella (Ehlers) Snyder passed away on July 8, 2017, in Lawson, MO. She was born on April 10, 1924, in Stewartsville, the daughter of Leonard George and Minnie Fern (Ivie) Ehlers.
Erma grew up in Stewartsville until her family moved to Hamilton in 1938, where her father started The Hamilton Bank. She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1942 and continued her education at Graceland College in Lamoni, IA. Upon graduation, she was employed by the bank until her marriage to Ned Leonard Snyder on June 23, 1946.
She described herself as a homemaker and volunteer. She was proud to direct children’s choirs and classes at the United Methodist Church. She volunteered at and faithfully visited residents at Hillcrest Manor for many years. She was active in various capacities in the Missouri Federation of Women’s Clubs, PEO Chapter N, Literary Study Club, Home Culture Club, Monday Club and Kendall Chapel Ladies Aid. Erma was a past matron and past district deputy of the Order of Eastern Star. She served and led many community projects.
Erma enjoyed music, crochet, cross-stitch, sewing, bridge, china painting and her plate collection. She and Ned were avid football fans, following the Hamilton Hornets, MU Tigers and KC Chiefs. They also traveled extensively throughout the world.
Erma was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 53 years.
She is survived by sons, Larry (Dorcas) Snyder of Hamilton and Randall (Peg) Snyder of St. Louis; grandchildren, Judson (Cara) Snyder of Winnetka, IL, Jessica (Kelly) Green of Hamilton, Danielle (Steve) DeSchryver of St. Louis, Blythe (Brian) Heits of Liberty and Dustin (Nehley) Snyder of Sunset Hills; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, in the sanctuary of the United Methodist Church in Hamilton. Friends may call at Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Burial will follow the service at Highland Cemetery in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to the United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton. www.bramfuneralservices.com